With wifi and mobile networks covering the globe companies are now faced with making their products and services relevent in a permanently-connected world.
Mobile telcos are adapting their 3G and 4G technology to low-cost IoT networks.
Consumer electronics manufacturers are discovering practical uses for connecting products like fridges, printers and electricity meters.
Utilities are working out how intelligent data mining can create truely customer-focused next-generation services.
My boutique consultancy is now advising companies on how to leverage IoT and M2M/big data to grow their business and relationships with customers.